India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party already preparing to form the next government.
In a departure from the stated Indian position in recent years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Wednesday that “India stands committed to any process, which can help Afghanistan emerge as a united, peaceful, secure, stable, inclusive and economically vibrant nation, with guaranteed gender and human rights”.
A heavy explosion rocked Ghazni city, the provincial capital of south-eastern Ghazni province earlier this afternoon.
The E.U. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ronald Kobia met with Taliban deputy leader and the group’s head of Qatar office Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, on Tuesday and discussed peace process among other issues, Taliban said in a statement.
The Afghan police forces have killed the guerrilla warfare commander of Taliban during an ambush in south-eastern Ghazni province.
US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is appearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday for a closed hearing on the Afghan reconciliation process, said US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that al Qaeda militants are present across the country.
Tehran’s embassy in Kabul announced on Tuesday that an Iranian engineer working on Khaf-Harat railroad project was killed in Afghanistan after the car carrying him and 6 Afghan nationals hit a terrorist-laid landmine on Sunday.
The Afghan people have never been so close to peace as today despite that uncertainties still exist in the war-torn country, China Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, calling for inclusive dialogue among Afghans.
If they failed to reach an agreement, there is no need to cause tension and disorder in the house. In that case talks should continue and find a solution.